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Folk Music Centre, Jyväskyläntie 3, 69600 Kaustinen, Finland
PO Box 11, 69601, Kaustinen, Finland
+358 6 860 4222
Programs on folk music of Finland.
The Finnish Folk Music Institute is an Accredited expert organisation of the Unesco Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is a music and dance research institute and information centre founded in 1974, with a large archive of Finnish folk music and dance, and a library of field recordings and videos of traditional Finnish music. The Institute arranges a series of folk music courses and organises a regular folk music festival; it also publishes books, sheet music, recordings and other material of Finnish folk music. There are over 1,000 historical and folk instruments and a newspaper-clip collection of over 100,000 pieces. An instrument workshop maintains the collection and offers conservation, construction and maintenance services to the public.